Healthline Blogs

  • Less Pain Means a Happier Lisa

    Reader Lisa H wrote in:"I had not (previously) successfully implemented healthy movement habits. Your books are allowing me to comprehend the importance of doing so. This knowledge is permitting me to enjoy the benefits that come from less pain. L...

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  • Healthier Hamstring Stretching

    One of the most common stretches for the hamstrings is bending over from a stand to touch the toes. You already know that bending over with straight legs to pick up a package is unhealthy for your back. Bending over to stretch is just as unhealthy...

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  • Thank You Grand Rounds 500

    Thank you Emergiblog for including my post Fixing Foot Drop in this past week's edition of Grand Rounds.Kim at Emergiblog wrote,"Jolie Bookspan at The Fitness Fixer has written a wonderful post on Fixing Foot Drop. I always thought foot drop was a...

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  • Fast Fitness - Freedom for All on the 4th of July

    Here is Friday Fast Fitness - Remember freedom for all people and for Earth on America's Independence Day.Reduce toxic waste from discarded batteries. Jacqueline Meier of Switzerland is creator of the Clean Planet Association. Part of this work i...

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  • Get Fit in Colorado at the Wilderness Medical Society Meeting

    Check your calendar for a healthy trip to Colorado. The Wilderness Medicine Conference and Annual Meeting will run July 21-25, 2007, in Snowmass, not far from Aspen.I will teach two fun workshops at the meeting on July 24. You don't have to be a m...

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  • New Fitness Fixer Index

    By the time this post comes out, we hope to be making our way across Colorado. We are on our way to teach Fun Workshops in Colorado in July.I won't have e-mail access to get or reply to comments for the next two weeks. Enjoy the posts that will co...

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  • Which Stretch Stops Back Pain by Making Neutral Spine Possible?

    What can you do if you're too tight to stand and move in neutral spine? A common lower back pain occurs after long standing, walking, and upright activity. The most common cause is exaggerated inward curve in the lower spine - a bad posture called...

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  • Exercise and Medicine Underwater and at High Pressure

    For the next week, I will be at scientific meeting of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS). My colleagues attending are flight surgeons, SEAL team captains, commercial divers, submersible and submarine craft personnel from navies of ...

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  • Who We Read - Using Fitness Fixer for More

    Beside your Fitness Fixer post each day, what else is here for information and fun?Down the right-hand column of your screen are several categories of links:First is "Health Expert Updates" where you can subscribe and have each new Fitness Fixer p...

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  • Secret To Get Better and Fitter

    What magic secret exercise or machine or supplement makes you fitter?Fitness Fixer reader Jilly wrote in to ask:" I am a 65 yr old woman and have no strength in my upper body; I cannot push myself up even by 1 inch but just lie floundering on the ...

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About the Author


M.Ed, PhD, FAWM

Dr. Bookspan is an award-winning scientist whose goal is to make exercise easier and healthier.

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